The Quest for Life in the Universe

It seems that men have always searched for life in the cosmos. 'Surely there must be other planets where there is life!'

Such a vast universe; to think that life exists only on earth seems unimaginable.

This quest for life in the universe has already cost the US a lot of money. In order to continue the search, some reasonable justification must be made -- perhaps we can find some new energy sources, cures for diseases, wealth and scientific advancement, and so on.

However, nothing has materialized so far. The only thing that is left is a gnawing desire to explore the universe. But what is the basis of this desire, this urge, this compulsion to know ... what, where man came from?

There have been many scientific discoveries dealing with astronomy -- this goes back to the time of Galileo and before that to the Babylonian astronomers, and even the Magi who predicted the coming of Jesus.

In modern times, however, it has been the curiosity about the origins of life, etc.

Could it be a sort of loneliness that man feels about being alone in all this expanse we call space? Or is it perhaps the search for the Creator? And here there are two prominent theories: the creationists versus the evolutionists, or the intelligent design versus the big bang proponents.

The Scriptures have explained the creation of the universe in Genesis and the scientists keep adding to the knowledge of how the universe came into being.

Why this unrequited curiosity about the existence of other forms of life, of other beginnings and other creations that may have been before there was man?

Women don't seem to be as curious about these phenomena. I think it is a sign of their intellectual maturity. Women instinctively understand what it is like to create life. while men are fascinated with the evolution of man from an ape -- albeit, an intelligent ape that has a conceptual brain which reflects on its own existence.

Still the question persists: why all this universe for one planet to give birth to the human race, and all these other essentially inert and barren planets and stars that exist for no apparent reason.

There are so many contradictions in science that require thousands of years of research and the expenditures of untold resources to answer the questions of how the universe came into being.

And it seems there are so many contradictions in what Jesus said in the New Testament and the stories of the Bible in general. Why is it that no one seems to be able to answer the questions regarding the origins of the universe and its purpose?

I think that much can be learned from these contradictions, and especially the contradictions of what Jesus is supposed to have said, because it is through contradictions that the real answers can be discerned. That is why these contradictions were never resolved by the writers of the Scriptures. They were left there for His followers to deal with.

The contradictions in life focus the human mind to understand the pain one feels, and the answers lead to solutions and healing. There are many examples, and every individual owes it to herself or himself to find out how to deal with them or what to do. It is really rewarding to deal with contradictions, more than what is obvious or plainly commanded as a duty.

People find themselves in unusual situations and outright tragedies, where the simple answers are impossible to predict. This is where the teachings of Eashoa Msheekha begin to show the way, and sometimes the miraculous happens. Even then it is necessary to recognize the inspiration and interpret what seemed to be the contradictory passages of Scriptures. This is when a relationship with Maryah becomes critical, because Eashoa opens up the path for His followers at the worst times of life and the choices become clear. This is when followers of Eashoa find out that they are going to be saved by the Life-Giver Himself.

September 12, 2014

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